Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

Chronic clinical nursing care - GERIATRIA

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Name of lecturer
Francesco Fantin
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INF VI - 2° anno 2° sem dal Apr 27, 2020 al Jun 26, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The teaching aims is to analyze some physiopathologic , clinical and helpful aspects related to priority health problems of the elderly, selected for their epidemiological importance, in a clinical instability’s situation and in a chronic disease/disability. It considers the changes due to ageing and to the chronic-degenerative disease’s problems increasing. The approach focuses on management and identification of existing and possible problems’, considering various helpful contests and self-care abilities’ promotion and development


Ageing physiologic process’ aspects

Multidimensional geriatric assessment

Confusional state (delirium, anxiety, aggressive behaviour) phisiopatology and pharmacological tretatment


Proetin-Caloric Malnutrition

Syncope and Falls

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ottavio Bosello, Mauro Zamboni Manuale di Gerontologia e Geriatria (Edizione 1) 978-88-299-2094-5 2011
Senin Paziente anziano e paziente geriatrico EdiSes, Napoli, ultima ed.  

Assessment methods and criteria

Writing test

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